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New York Co Ops

Serenity Now: Coping with the Delayed Closing

Ron Gitter | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Ron Gitter

If it's the seller who refuses to close, the purchaser must either accept the return of the deposit or pursue an action for specific performance, by which the purchaser asks the court to order the seller to perform and transfer the property.

Honey, I Shrunk the Inventory

Ron Gitter | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Breaking News: The inventory on the Upper West Side will only last 5 ½ months! (Cue the Psycho shower scene music).

Gone Baby Gone: Can a Dying Deal Be Saved?

Ron Gitter | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

As the struggling recovery inches along, many of us on the ground know residential real estate's dirty little secret: getting to the closing table has become increasingly more difficult.

Manhattan Numerology: Separating Fact From Fluff

Ron Gitter | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Manhattan just doesn't behave like the rest of the country when it comes to residential real estate activity. To prove my point, I peppered Noah Rosenblatt, of Urbandigs.com, with questions about sales activity in Manhattan.

When Bigger Isn't Better: Purchasing in a Small Co-op or Condo

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Small co-ops and condos have their own unique features. Here are five issues that should carefully be considered when contemplating a purchase in a small building.

Protecting the Privacy of the High Profile Purchaser

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Spend a few minutes online with any of the news, entertainment or media venues, and one thing becomes abundantly clear -- there is a bottomless pit of enthusiasm for celebrity real estate.

Mopping Up 2010 and What to Expect in 2011

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

As the year comes to an end, here's a look at a few of the significant developments that have impacted buying, selling or owning a co-op or condo in Gotham.